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DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 2, 2019

BIRTHDAYS

• Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) is 71

• Sting is 68

• Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) is 65

• Kelly Ripa is 49

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1919: President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.

• 1950: The comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz was first published.

• 2016: Vin Scully broadcast his last Dodgers game after a record 67 seasons.

• 2016: Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint of $10 million worth of jewelry in her hotel in Paris.

• 2017: Tom Petty died of cardiac arrest at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following an accidental overdose of painkillers for multiple ailments, including a broken hip.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Name Your Car Day. FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: What’s your car’s name?

• Guardian Angels Day

• Custodial Workers Day

• World Farm Animals Day

• Coffee With A Cop Day

• Kale Day

• Pumpkin Seed Day

• Pet Obesity Awareness Day

UPCOMING

• October 3: NHL regular season starts
• October 11: Nobel Peace Prize winner announced
• October 11: National League Championship Series starts
• October 12: American League Championship Series starts
• October 13: Chicago Marathon
• October 27: Diwali
• October 31: Halloween (a Thursday)
• November 3: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 11: Veterans Day
• November 13: Country Music Association Awards
• November 28: Thanksgiving
• November 29: Black Friday
• November 30: Small Business Saturday
• December 20: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters
• February 2: Super Bowl


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

476: Hours the average woman will spend crying in her lifetime.


NEWS ATTACK!

A man under arrest was given 75 hours of community service after he deliberately farted three times in a police officer’s face. [He will serve his time outside and down wind.]

An Idaho man set a new world record by standing on a balance board and using a sword to cut in half grapes that were tossed to him. [This guy must be truly deadly with a flyswatter.]

A federal judge has ruled that the government cannot turn over part of a Utah national monument to developers. [So say goodbye to the planned 36-hole Oil and Gas Country Club.]

Former President Jimmy Carter turned 95, but he’s still mentally sharp. [Not that that’s a requirement to become president.]

Thieves in New Mexico stole fish worth $4,000 from a local business’ ornamental pond. [Investigators think the burglary may be linked to the theft of a truck carrying a load of tartar sauce.]

An escaped Arkansas prisoner was found on the roof of the prison. [I guess some days even the best of us just doesn’t have the energy to do what needs to be done.]

A French billionaire is giving $109 million to the reconstruction of Notre Dame. [But he wants the juice bar named after him.]

The airport in Las Vegas has just completed tests using facial recognition technology. [The machines were able to examine people’s expressions rather than their wallets and accurately conclude whether they were on their way to the casino or had just left the casino.]

McDonald’s is teaming with DoorDash to offer Big Macs for only one penny. [Of course, the delivery cost is $19.99.]

The Tesla has a feature called Smart Summons. Tell your car to come pick you up and it drives itself to where you’re standing. However, customers are complaining that the car isn’t doing exactly what they’re telling it to do. [It’s like having another kid.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

WE WILL TRY TO USE DUCT TAPE TO PATCH UP JUST ABOUT ANYTHING _ Patching up a broken toilet seat, holding together a boat engine and keeping a laptop in one piece are among the most unique ways adults admit to using duct tape. In a new survey — by Duck brand ducts tape — we learn that 51 percent of you currently have duct tape holding something together in your house, and another one in three are using it to patch up something on or in the car.

… BY THE WAY, why is there no emoji for duct tape? There is an emoji for floppy disks (no longer used), fax machines (dead), 8mm film cameras (used only by hipsters and film nerds), and many other now-dead devices and objects. But there is no emoji for duct tape, the single most useful device in every home’s toolbox of fix-it items! Someone did start a Change.org petition. • LINK

14% OF AMERICANS HAVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE PLAN _ It’s Zombie Preparedness Month and 14% of you have a zombie apocalypse plan… because ‘merica. The younger the person in the poll the more likely they were to claim they have a zombie apocalypse plan. While one in four millennials have a zombie plan prepared, just six percent of Baby Boomers do.

HOW LONG MEN NEED TO DATE BEFORE KNOWING THEY’RE THE ONE _ The average man knows after seven months of dating if his partner is “the one.” A survey of engaged and married American men revealed that 49 percent of men who popped the question received little hints from their partner encouraging the proposal. The common nudges included watching TV or movies that involved weddings (54 percent), discussing other people’s engagements and marriages (52 percent) and leaving wedding magazines out to be discovered (50 percent).

Wait, 50 percent of women leave wedding magazine out to be discovered? 50 percent?

… A partner forwarding emails from jewelry websites (45 percent) and a partner stopping in jewelry stores to look at rings (40 percent) rounded out the top five hint methods.

STAR TREK STUFF: WARP DRIVES MAY BE POSSIBLE _ Humans are within years of sending the first crewed mission to Mars. And then what? Maybe another 100 years from now we’ll eventually have the resources to launch deeper crewed missions from there, eventually reaching as far as… somewhere near Neptune. Our current method of space travel simply isn’t good enough to get us out of our own galactic suburb.

… We’re going to need warp engines, or something similar, to “boldly go” much further than the confines of our own solar system. But rules are rules and we’re unlikely to figure out how to move a spaceship faster than the speed of light any time soon. There might, however, be a way to cheat.

… A researcher from the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Propulsion Research Center thinks we can create a warp engine capable of riding a space wave into the future. In essence, he is suggesting a way of inducing a curvature of spacetime in a manner similar to an ocean wave. One creates a ‘high-pressure’ curvature behind, and a ‘low pressure’ curvature in front, and the vessel inside of this resulting ‘bubble’ is moved with space to a destination.

… Basically if you can’t go faster than light, make the universe expand and contract around you so that you’ve actually moved farther than you could have traveling at the speed of light.

WOMAN CLIMBS INTO EXHIBIT AT BRONX ZOO, TAUNTS LION _ A woman climbed over a visitor safety barrier at the Bronx Zoo’s African lion exhibit over the weekend. Video posted to Instagram shows a woman in a T-shirt and pants standing just feet away from a male lion. They stare at each other for a brief period of time. Then she seems to almost taunt it, raising her arms and wiggling her body for a second as if she’s dancing. The lion just stares. The Bronx Zoo confirmed the incident by saying: “This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death. Barriers and rules are in place to keep both visitors, staff and animals safe. We have a zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers.” • VIDEO

IRELAND WILL PLANT 440 MILLION TREES TO HELP TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE _ Every year for the next twenty years Ireland plans to plant 22 million trees, totaling 440 million trees planted as part of a plan to combat climate change.

FAT BEAR WEEK 2019 _ Katmai National Park in Alaska begins Fat Bear Week today (October 2) with their annual competition to crown the fattest bear. Bears emerge from their dens in the spring fairly skinny, and then spend all summer packing on the pounds to keep them going through the winter. Voting on individual bears will run today through Tuesday (October 8) on Facebook.

… Katmai’s bears, home to one of the densest concentration of bears on Earth, appeared on the explore.org webcams in June as relatively skinny, sometimes gaunt looking, animals. But by September, the brown bears put on hundreds of pounds — some with bellies that nearly scrape the ground.

… There are 12 plump bears in the park’s 2019 Fat Bear Week bracket. •LINK

UPS JUST WON FAA APPROVAL TO FLY AS MANY DELIVERY DRONES AS IT WANTS _ UPS announced Tuesday that it has received government approval to operate a “drone airline.” Don’t expect your next package to arrive directly on your doorstep by a drone, though: UPS says it will first use this certification to build a drone delivery network for hospital campuses around the US.

… UPS says the certification will let the company fly as many drones as it wants, let its drones fly beyond a pilot’s visual line of sight, carry cargo that weighs more than 55 pounds, and fly at night.

WALK TO SCHOOL TODAY _ It’s National Walk to School Day and hundreds of thousands of students, parents, school officials and local leaders across the United States will join the 23rd annual celebration which highlights the importance of safer, more active transportation for youth in their local communities.

… In the United States, this day is expected to include more than 5,000 events across all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.

COFFEE COULD BECOME ‘LUXURY ITEM’ VERY SOON _ Thanks to climate change, coffee could be a luxury item in the not-too-distant future. Oh, see… suddenly you’re concerned about the climate! Experts think that in about 30 years — by 2050 — up to half the land currently used globally to grow coffee could become unusable for this purpose. The experts says the quality of coffee could be diminished as farmers turn to new varieties, and that lower production volumes could cause prices to increase.

VACATION AT A HAUNTED ISLAND FILLED WITH CREEPY DOLLS _ Fans of haunted dolls finally have a creepy vacation designed just for them. A company that specializes in group adventures for solo travelers is offering a nine-day package tour of Mexico this Halloween that includes a visit to an infamous location known as the Island of the Dolls.

… The spooky island is known to locals not just for being supposedly haunted, but for another, truly creepy, aspect: The area is reportedly covered in dolls hanging from trees. Many of the dolls are allegedly missing various body parts. The dolls also are known to move their heads and arms. There are even claims that they can be heard whispering to one another.

… The tour, by Flash Pack, isn’t just about creepy dolls. It also celebrates Mexico’s Day of the Dead. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey. • LINK

FISH ARE SMART-ISH _ If you thought fish were cold, wet creatures who forget everything in three seconds flat, think again. Scientists found they are fast learners, carry mental maps around in their heads, and can retain memories for months. Tests on fish in an aquarium (at Oxford University) showed that despite their tiny brains, they possess cognitive abilities outstripping those of some small mammals.

HOW PEOPLE SEE YOU AT WORK _ Most of us think we know ourselves and know how we come across to other people. Well, that’s not exactly the case. A study (Columbia Business School) discovered 57 percent of participants viewed themselves as over-assertive, while their peers thought they were actually under-assertive. 56 percent who viewed themselves as under-assertive were actually seen as over-assertive by their peers.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: SAVE VS. SPLURGE _ The bargain-hunting website Slick Deals says Americans are OK with pinching pennies on:

• Hand soap, dish soap, paper towels, wine, eating out, casual shirts, small household appliances, jeans, dress pants, dresses, socks, handbags, sunglasses, belts, jewelry, produce, bread, cheese, butter, chips/snacks, spaghetti sauce, beer, bottled water, milk, over the counter medicine, sunscreen, razors, cooking supplies, soda, phone chargers, headphones, shampoo, cereal, pizza, garbage bags.

But we splurge on:

• Toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, skincare, coffee, dress shirts, shoes, large household appliances, laptops/computers, mobile devices, coats, facial creams/cleansers, TVs, pet food, laundry detergent, bed, couches/chairs, makeup.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: INTOXICATED MAN WITH POCKET KNIFE SITS DOWN IN CLASSROOM _ A man carrying a pocket knife on the campus of Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida, was able to get into a classroom. Derek Marlowe, 51, was arrested Friday and charged with trespassing, disrupting school functions and breach of peace. Investigators say the 51-year-old man was intoxicated when he rode a bike on to campus and walked inside. He got into a classroom and took a seat. He told officials he was there to “test security.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AFTER DRINKING WHITE CLAWS SAYS ‘THEY’RE ONLY 5%’ _ A Florida woman was charged with a DUI after getting pulled over with the smell of White Claw all over her breath. She refused a breathalyzer but failed multiple field sobriety tests, adding, “I had a drink at noon and two while driving home — well, in the car. They are only 5%.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: $724 FOR TWO BEERS _ When buying drinks at sporting events, fans can generally expect to pay double or triple what they would at their favorite neighborhood watering hole. On Sunday afternoon, a rogue beer vendor took things to far. The 33-year-old walking vendor was busted at Sunday’s Miami Dolphins game for charging a fan $724 for two beers. He used the fan’s card and swiped it using a personal card reader, not the device the stadium provides to vendors. Shortly after the transaction was processed, the fan received an alert from his bank notifying him of the steep charge to his card. It also displayed the vendor’s name.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: FED-UP BUS DRIVER TOOK MISBEHAVING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL _ A bus driver in Poland got so fed up with rowdy students that he abandoned his route and dumped them back at school. His boss backed the driver’s radical action and threatened to suspend the bus route if behavior doesn’t improve.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DOCTORS REMOVE 9-POUND HAIRBALL FROM TEENAGER’S STOMACH _ Doctors in Kyrgyzstan removed a nine-pound hairball from the stomach of an teen after she could no longer eat or drink. The ball developed over years as she chewed the ends of her hair and ate hair off the floor.


ON TELEVISION

SURVIVOR: ISLAND OF THE IDOLS  (8p ET, CBS) — New.

CHICAGO MED (8p ET, NBC) — New. A dying man tries to preserve his life with a controversial scientific method.

THE GOLDBERGS (8p ET, ABC) — New. Adam gets a surprise from his past, as his first love Dana is back in town.

THE MASKED SINGER (8p ET, FOX) — New.

IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL NIGHT 1 (8p ET, CW) — Ryan Seacrest hosts, with highlights of Vegas performances including Camila Cabello, Tim McGraw, French Montana, Halsey, Steve Aoki and more.

SCHOOLED (8:30p ET, ABC) — New. Principal Glascott isn’t sure how to handle difficult librarian Dr. Ness.

PREMIERE: ALL ELITE WRESTLING: DYNAMITE (8p ET, TNT) — After four successful pay-per-view events, the recently launched league AEW debuts on TNT. AEW World Champion Chris Jericho teams up with two mystery partners to battle Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks. Plus, the AEW Women’s Championship is decided.

CHICAGO FIRE (9p ET, NBC) — New. Casey struggles to get Boden to sign off on an energetic new recruit.

SEASON PREMIERE: SEAL TEAM (9p ET, CBS) — In the season 3 premiere, Jason leads the team on a mission in Serbia.

MODERN FAMILY (9p ET, ABC) — New. Claire needs everyone out of the house before they make her look bad in front of a reporter from an important women’s business magazine. Gabrielle Ruiz (Crazy Ex Girlfriend) guest stars.

SERIES PREMIERE: ALMOST FAMILY (9p ET, FOX) — Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect) stars in this new drama as an only child that has her world turned upside down when her father (Timothy Hutton, American Crime), reveals that, over the course of his career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children. Megalyn Echikunwoke (The Following) and Emily Osment (Young & Hungry) also star.

SINGLE PARENTS (9:30p ET, ABC) — New. Miggy gets a new temp job at Angie’s law firm to help pay for Jack’s preschool.

CHICAGO P.D. (10p ET, NBC) — New. Atwater goes undercover in a drug syndicate.

STUMPTOWN (10p ET, ABC) — New. Dex is hired by a wealthy man to search for a woman he recently met.

SEASON PREMIERE: S.W.A.T. (10p ET, CBS) — Amy Farrington (GLOW) joins the cast for season 3.

LIVING UNDOCUMENTED (Netflix) — This new docuseries, produced by singer Selena Gomez, follows eight undocumented families who allow film crews to chronicle their lives as they face potential deportation.


ENTERTAINMENT

HBO MAX ORDERS PILOT FOR DC COMICS CIVIL WAR SERIES _ The DC Comics series depicting a second Civil War between the United States of America and secessionist Free States of America is in the works at the new streaming service HBO Max. A producer behind Westworld and Sons of Anarchy will pilot the show, which will begin filming in early 2020.

… The show, called DMZ, “chronicles the harrowing journey of a fierce female medic who saves lives while desperately searching for her lost son. But as she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords that control this lawless no man’s land, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone here has lost: hope.”

🎧 AUDIOA PUG HAS BEEN HIRED TO MAKE ALIEN SOUNDS FOR HALO GAME _ The company behind the popular Halo video games have brought a pug on board to help out with some of the alien sounds for the game. Gyoza The Pug was introduced to fans on Halo’s official Instagram account, and video game company 343 Industries says he’s helped out in the studio by supplying grunts and huffing and puffing noises to make the aliens sound a bit more interesting.

TREVOR NOAH IS SET TO STAR IN A QUIBI COMEDY SERIES _ So many new streaming services… so have you heard of Quibi? The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah is developing a show with Quibi that will follow him on a tour to the far corners of the country and beyond. The show’s description: “Trevor will give Quibi’s audience an unprecedented peek at his candid interactions with the people he meets and the incredible places he visits along the way.”

… Quibi is short for “quick bites.” It’s a subscription-based streaming service designed to deliver short scripted and unscripted content to your phone. Episodes of Quibi shows will run roughly seven to ten minutes in length. So think YouTube, but perhaps higher quality content that runs you $5 to $8 a month.

… The official Quibi launch date is April 6, 2020.

BIRDS OF PREY TRAILER _ Gotham City is about to get a new team of heroes. Margot Robbie is making her return as Harley Quinn in the new film Birds of Prey, and the first trailer for the DC Comics movie has arrived and it’s, er, interesting.

… The film picks up after the events in Suicide Squad, catching up with Quinn (Robbie), who is now out on her own and out of the shadow of the Joker. Birds of Prey is in theaters in February. • VIDEO

MATHEW KNOWLES DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER _ Mathew Knowles, the mastermind behind Destiny’s Child and the beginnings of Beyoncé’s solo career, has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with breast cancer. TMZ reports Knowles will open up about the health battle this morning (Wednesday) on Good Morning America.

… Breast cancer in men is rare. Less than one percent of breast cancer diagnoses involve men. But it is more frequently found in men between 60 and 70 years old. Knowles is 67-years-old.

MICHAEL BAY’S 6 UNDERGROUND NETFLIX TRAILER, STARRING RYAN REYNOLDS _ One of the biggest, most Michael Bay-est movies of 2019 is coming to your tiny six-inch smartphone screen this December. On Tuesday, Netflix released the trailer for 6 Underground, a new action-thriller directed by Michael Bay that will begin streaming on Netflix on December 13. Ryan Reynolds leads an ensemble cast who play a group of individuals who fake their deaths to form an international vigilante squad. • VIDEO

RUBY ROSE ON HER BATWOMAN STUNT INJURY _ In an update for fans, Ruby Rose says she broke her back while filming her new show Batwoman. Rose says, “I did a stunt for a very extended amount of time — for like seven hours — and we thought I broke a rib or just fractured a rib and that was 6-12 weeks of healing … I kept seeing the doctors and they’re like, ‘It’s your neck, it’s your neck.'” Rose says she also couldn’t feel her arm for “a long time,” adding that two herniated discs broke the protective layers of her spine and threatened to make her paraplegic.

FELICITY HUFFMAN ‘ACCOMPLICE’ TO PLEAD GUILTY _ The director of a Los Angeles private school who helped doctor actress Felicity Huffman‘s daughter’s test scores has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors. According to court papers filed Tuesday Igor Dvorskiy, the former director of West Hollywood College Preparatory School, will plead guilty to racketeering charges for allegedly taking kickbacks from college admissions scam mastermind William “Rick” Singer to improve student’s SAT and ACT test scores. In exchange for his cooperation, prosecutors in the case will recommend a light sentence.

… As part of the scam, Singer had his wealthy clients’ kids take their college admissions exams at Dvorskiy’s school, and Singer’s co-conspirator, Mark Riddell, would then correct their tests.

… Dozens of people — including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin — were busted in Singer’s scheme. In the indictment against Huffman, prosecutors alleged Dvorskiy administered a test to her daughter at the West Hollywood location. Huffman pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT scores and was sentenced last month to serve two weeks behind bars.

… Loughlin has pleaded not guilty to allegations she paid Singer $500,000 to get her daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as rowing recruits.

BEST HORROR FILMS OF THE PAST 20 YEARS _ Looking for a good horror film in October? USA Today has ranked the 50 best from the past 20 years.

5. Get Out (2017)
4. The Witch (2016)
3. The Wailing (2016)
2. 28 Days Later (2003)
1. Kill List (2012)

FULL LIST

INTERNATIONAL TERMINATOR: DARK FATE TRAILER _ The footage released for Terminator: Dark Fate so far has been a tad underwhelming, but that’s about to change. A new international trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate is loaded with new footage, and it gives us a much better idea of how action-packed and intense the movie is going to be. The film is in theaters November 1. • VIDEO

NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP PERFORMED BY BARBERSHOP QUARTET _ The Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2019 International Convention (Salt Lake City) got the audience on its feet this week when the quartet The Newfangled Four delivered Never Gonna Give You Up. • VIDEO-AUDIO

CLAWS RENEWED FOR A FOURTH AND FINAL SEASON _ Claws has been renewed for a fourth and final season. The Niecy Nash-led drama has been a solid and steady performer for TNT.


AUDIO

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🎧 Video game company 343 Industries showed off the Pug its using to make video game villain noises. October 2 News & Nuggets.

🎧 In Spain, a woman asked a neighbor to hang on to a box. It had a human head inside. October 1 News & Nuggets.

🎧 Florida scuba diver finds and iPhone in 40 feet of water. October 1 Wacky-But-True.


BITS & BREAKS

JOCK LINE

Middle of the work week. The optimist sees the week as half over. The pessimist knows he has to work Saturday.

REAL USEFUL INTERVIEW TIPS

TAKE A BATH — Oh, and wear clean clothes. And if you aren’t interviewing with a perfume or cologne company, go light on the scents.

WEAR SOME NICE DUDS — Here is a simple trick for dressing properly. Go to the location of your interview a day early. Take note of what people are wearing and dress similarly when you go back for your interview.

DUMP THE NERVOUS HABITS — If you aren’t aware of your own nervous habits, ask some people you trust to tell them to you. It’s not easy to unlearn something that you’ve done for many years, but you’ll find it will make a huge difference in how you are received.

LACKING IN SELF CONFIDENCE? — Job seekers who speak too softly, speak too loudly, give one-word answers to questions or are too self-critical are easy for the interviewer to reject. Make it harder to be rejected by giving off a sense of confidence that you can do the job.

BE NICE — Many people are never hired because they were rude to an assistant or a waiter. Or they trashed their last employer. Or that they didn’t say thank you. Employers entrust employees with their most valuable commodity, their customers. Show them that you treat everyone with respect and consideration.

DON’T LEAVE A BAD TASTE — Four traits immediately send a bad message to an interviewer; arrogance, laziness, dishonesty and complaining. Who would choose to have someone with these qualities in their midst?

YELP REVIEWS OF MAJESTIC NATIONAL PARKS

On Yelp you can review restaurants, dry cleaners, roller skating rinks, coffee shops and more. Including national parks. Here are some 1 star reviews on Yelp of some national parks.

• Sequoia National Park: “Lost my car key in the restroom and nobody helped me out.”

• Grand Canyon National Park: “As amazing as the views are it is really kind of boring. Every 500 feet a new vantage point of the same thing: a really big hole in the ground.”

• Yellowstone National Park: “If you’ve seen one geyser you’ve seen them all.”

• Crater Lake National Park: “OK, yes, the water is very blue.”

• Denali National Park and Preserve: “Two of the trails were closed because of bears.”

QUIT YOUR B.S.

There’s a subreddit called Quit Your B.S. It’s a collection of some of the best call-outs found on Twitter, Airbnb, Yelp, and Facebook.

• A guy posted: LOL never vaccinated and never got sick. Didn’t stop me from becoming a Marine.

Someone replied: Quit your BS buddy, the US military forces you to get every single vaccine. Marine my a**.

• Someone posted: It took me 19 years to figure out NEWS is short for “notable events, weather and sports.”

Reply from Merriam-Webster: No.

• Comment on a vacation rental site: If you’re going to stay here you should be aware that this host lives on the other side of the wall and will drop in unannounced. The house is dirty. He will also be frank about the conversations he “overheard.”

Response: The listing states that the host lives on the property. The bedrooms are all upstairs and the host has a room downstairs behind the laundry room. He can only hear very loud voices and would not have entered the house if your group wasn’t drunk and yelling offers to pay someone to eat one of the goldfish from our pond. The house was professional cleaned before your arrival and was filthy when your group left, including vomit on the bathroom floor.

• Complaint about a restaurant: Disgusting soggy fries and average service.

Response: Our fries aren’t soggy but you when you have a cigarette and wait in your car for half an hour they will get soggy. Our turnover on orders is 5 minutes.

• Complaint: I wish I could give negative rating here. They have completely messed up the tattoo.

Response: But that isn’t the whole story, is it? You requested a tattoo written in a language that the staff cannot read or write. The stencil was show to you, okayed by you, placed on you, okayed by you again. You can read Punjabi…we cannot.


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: Each year (in the U.S.) there are about 15,000 accidents involving what? (Vacuum cleaners)

TRIVIA: Each year the security people at airports confiscate around 1,200 of these. (Guns)

TRIVIA: The top three products for coupon redemption are cold cereal, soap, and what? (Deodorant)

TRIVIA: One in three male motorists does what while driving? (Picks their nose)

TRIVIA: In a recent survey 7 percent of men said they’d like to see professional football played what way? (Without body padding)


COUNTRY DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 2, 2019

• 1985: Sweet Dreams, the film biography of PATSY CLINE, opened in theaters.

• 2001: TRACE ADKINS visited rescue and recovery workers at the site of the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York.

• 2010: SAMMY KERSHAW finished third with 19% of the vote for lieutenant governor of Louisiana.

• 2012: KENNY ROGERS’ autobiography, Luck Or Something Like It, was published. The book chronicled Kenny’s growing up in Houston, partnerships with DOLLY PARTON and Lionel Richie, and his five marriages.

• 2017: KEITH URBAN sang Bridge Over Troubled Water at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater in a vigil organized less than 24 hours after 59 people were gunned down at a country festival in Las Vegas.

JO-EL SONNIER is 73.

Greg Jennings of RESTLESS HEART is 65.

GILLIAN WELCH is 52.

KELLY WILLIS is 51.


COUNTRY AUDIO

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🎧 KENNY CHESNEY likes to surprise listeners sometimes.

🎧 KENNY CHESNEY on planning a tour.

🎧 BLAKE SHELTON and Pitbull on the song Get Ready (clip).


COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS

Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame will induct its 85th through 89th members on October 22 with the additions of LADY ANTEBELLUM, CLINT BLACK, MAC MCANALLY, the late CHET ATKINS, and late musician DeFORD BAILEY.

To commemorate DOLLY PARTON’s 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member, several shows are planned for October 8-12 at the Opry House in Nashville. Artists performing will include DIERKS BENTLEY, LADY ANTEBELLUM, TOBY KEITH, CHRIS JANSON, SARA EVANS, BILL ANDERSON, and SUZY BOGGUSS. The artists will be performing a mix of their own hits and songs popularized by Dolly. Dolly will perform at both shows on October 12.

LUKE COMBS, TOBY KEITH and CODY JOHNSON (On My Way To You) will headline the inaugural Kicker Heartland Stampede Music Festival June 25-27 in Topeka, Kansas. Others performing will include ASHLEY MCBRYDE, CLAY WALKER, LONESTAR, and MITCHELL TENPENNY.

ZAC BROWN BAND has its fifth consecutive number one album this week. The Owl debuted at the top of the Country Albums Chart and at No. 2 on the Top 200 all formats chart.

KACEY MUSGRAVES will have a song on the soundtrack of Frozen 2. The album hits stores November 15 with the movie in theaters on November 22.

PHIL VASSAR will headline the 2019 Christmas 4 Kids concert November 25 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The concert raises funds for underprivileged youth in the Nashville area. Others performing will include LONESTAR, OLD DOMINION frontman Matt Ramsey, EDDIE MONTGOMERY, and hit songwriters CRAIG WISEMAN and JEFFREY STEELE.

BRAD PAISLEY, HUNTER HAYES, SHENANDOAH and others helped KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY raise more than $350,000 for Alzheimer’s research at the third annual Dance Party To End ALZ at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon on September 29.


COUNTRY DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 3, 2019

• 1961: Jimmy Rogers, Hank Williams and songwriter Fred Rose became the first inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

• 2003: KENNY CHESNEY’s episode of CMT Crossroads with John Mellencamp debuted.

• 2006: Nashville Star winner CHRIS YOUNG released his self-titled debut album.

• 2011: HANK WILLIAMS JR. compared president Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler on a FOX News broadcast. ESPN pulled Hank’s theme song from that night’s telecast of Monday Night Football.

• 2017: ROSANNE CASH wrote an op-ed in The New York Times, challenging country artists to speak out against the National Rifle Association following a massacre at an October 1 JASON ALDEAN concert.

• 2017: After he’s part of a clue on Jeopardy, LUKE BRYAN responded on Instagram: “I made it”. The clue: “For great American music, this state that gave us Luke Bryan and R.E.M.”

BLAKE SHELTON’s girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, is 50.

Cherrill Green of EDENS EDGE is 37.


DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 3, 2019

BIRTHDAYS

• Chubby Checker is 78

• Magician Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy is 75

• Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is 70

• Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is 57

• Gwen Stefani is 50

• Neve Campbell is 46

• Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) is 46

• Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie in Marvel movies, Westworld) is 36

• Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things) is 15

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1789: George Washington proclaimed the first Thanksgiving Day.

• 1863: Thanksgiving Day was declared as the fourth Thursday in November by President Abraham Lincoln.

• 1960: The Andy Griffith Show premiered on CBS. It lasted eight seasons and continues today in reruns.

• 1995: O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman. An estimated 107 million people watched TV news coverage of the verdict. Simpson was later found liable in a civil trial.

• 2003: Roy Horn of “Siegfried & Roy” was in critical condition following a tiger attack during a performance. The tiger, a 7-year-old male named Montecore, was debuting in his first show.

• 2014: When a man’s defense lawyer stopped in at a Washington state jail to visit his client it was discovered the inmate was missing. His escape had gone undetected for two days.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Soft Taco Day

• Techies Day

• Bring Your Bible To School Day

• Boyfriends Day

UPCOMING

• October 3: NHL regular season starts
• October 11: Nobel Peace Prize winner announced
• October 11: National League Championship Series starts
• October 12: American League Championship Series starts
• October 13: Chicago Marathon
• October 27: Diwali
• October 31: Halloween (a Thursday)
• November 3: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 11: Veterans Day
• November 13: Country Music Association Awards
• November 28: Thanksgiving
• November 29: Black Friday
• November 30: Small Business Saturday
• December 20: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters
• February 2: Super Bowl